Influencer Marketing, Social Media, and Work Culture in China

Nov 30, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah gives us more details about her internship in Shanghai and the noteworthy project she's been working on.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Internships Abroad, Internships in Shanghai

The Class Field Trips We Took in London

Nov 29, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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When planning ahead for your study abroad experience, students probably don’t expect their classes to be one of the highlights of their semester. But for my classmates and I, one of our classes was.

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At CAPA London, we took a British Life and Culture class with a professor who helped give us a hands-on look at British culture. We took field trips across the city, visited historical sites, and learned from the perspective of someone who had been immersed in London his whole life.

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Posted in: London, England, International Education, Study Abroad

The Exonerated: An Unforgettable Play about Wrongful Conviction

Nov 28, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth travels to Galway with her fellow CAPA students to watch a play on wrongful conviction and incarceration.

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As the lights dimmed, 10 people walked onto the stage and sat behind music stands. The next 90 minutes consisted of a play about six stories of people who were wrongly convicted of a murder and put on death row. Through each of these stories, the audience learned about the different aspects of their cases and the lengths of time that passed before their innocence was found. As one of the characters finished their last monologue, the light dimmed and an actress started to singing Amazing Grace. The entire audience was on their feet with applause and admiration for the actors.

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This past Sunday I had an incredible opportunity to travel to Galway, Ireland, to watch a performance of The Exonerated at the Town Hall Theater. The theater did not contain many seats, but the venue was full of interest and passion. Written in 2002 by Jessica Blank, the play jumps between the stories of six individuals and their time in the U.S. justice system.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Human Rights

CAPA World Blog: 5 Year Anniversary

Nov 28, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

It's been 5 years since the CAPA World blog came to life! Throughout the years we've shared and featured the first-hand experiences of students studying abroad in various global cities, along with posts highlighting alumni journeys and certain global topics that are important to us.

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We would like to thank everyone who has been reading our posts day after day and week after week. We're especially grateful to those who have contributed to our blog through a post, interview, video, or even with a photo. As we carry on and build this collection of viewpoints and experiences, we aim to continue including a variety of voices shedding light in to the world of study abroad, internships, academics, volunteerism, and travel.

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Posted in: Study Abroad

On the Spot: A Local Asks Me About Florence and My Experience

Nov 27, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Celess is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Business Administration major at Riverside City College, she is studying abroad in Florence this semester.

In this week's post, Celess is interviewed by CAPA Florence's Valentina Lazzerini on her time in Florence and her perspective on Italian culture.

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Thanks Celess!

Celess' journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Florence, Italy, Personal Learning, Florence Interviews

Beyond our Vision: A Shameful Amnesia

Nov 24, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.

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Neighbor is not a geographic term. It is a moral concept. It means our collective responsibility for the preservation of man's dignity and integrity …in Berlin under the Hitler regime, I learned many things. The most important thing that I learned under those tragic circumstances was that bigotry and hatred are not the most urgent problem. The most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence.

-Rabbi Joachim Prinz, August 28, 1963, The March on Washington.

The Roma in Europe

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This summer I had a two-month sabbatical which gave me the space to pursue my interest in the history of the Roma, “gypsies” in Europe. I revisited some of the issues I first raised in November 2016 in my column “Sounds familiar? Roma & Memory” and was able to conduct some in-depth research that is ongoing.

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Posted in: Study Abroad, History Abroad

3 Days in Beijing

Nov 23, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Sarah is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Fashion Retail and Merchandising major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Sarah goes to Beijing with her CAPA classmates and spends 3 days exploring the modern and classical aspects of the historic city.

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Thanks Sarah!

Sarah's journey continues every Thursday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Travel, Shanghai, China, Beijing, China

Getting the Most Out of Our Internships in Sydney

Nov 22, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Nicole is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Marketing & International Business major at Villanova University, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Nicole and her CAPA classmates talk about their internships in Sydney and how their skills and experiences have grown.

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Thanks Nicole!

Nicole's journey continues every Wednesday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Internships Abroad, Internships in Sydney

Examining Shakespeare in a U.S. Drama School and on London's Stages

Nov 22, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Thaddeus is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, he is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Thaddeus combines his theater training from the U.S. with his program in London and brings his performance to life at the Globe Theatre.

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My program at the University of Minnesota is a classical training program with a heavy focus on the works of Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Shaw.

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One of the reasons we came to London is the opportunity to work with the Globe Theatre, and further examine the practices of bringing Shakespeare's text to an understandable performance on stage. Our sophomore year focused heavily on technique with Shakespeare's text. Now in our junior year, the Globe's education program has been giving us the opportunity to bend and stretch those techniques to make the text more interpersonal and simple on stage, while still holding on to the core techniques that allow us to break down Shakespeare's logic.

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Posted in: London, England, Theater, Classes in London

A Dubliner's Guide to Donuts: Top 10 Places to Try

Nov 21, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Irene Kanthan

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Elizabeth is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at Lasell College, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Elizabeth lists the top 10 donut places to try in Dublin.

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On the second day of living in Dublin, my friends and I wandered through the streets ready to explore what the city had to offer. When wandering down Grafton Street, we decided to walk up to a cute, aesthetically pleasing shop full of donuts. This was our first encounter with donuts in Dublin and since then we have made it our mission to explore the variety of donut shops the city has to offer. I ‘donut’ know about you, but it was difficult to choose which to start with. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite donut shops in Dublin (with ratings) for a donut lover.

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1. Boomerang - 4/10

When walking through city center, one frequently comes across Boomerang donuts. Located in stores such as Spar and Centra, these donuts are good for a quick bite.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Top 10, Food in Dublin